This fish continues my efforts to craft sea creatures in honor of all those creatures that have been threatened by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Thankfully, the oil has supposedly stopped gushing from the broken well. But, there seems to be an eerie uncertainty concerning the long term consequences of the spill on that region. Also, I wonder whether the momentum to find alternatives to fossil fuels slows as the drama of the spill lessens. Time will tell on both of these fronts.
This fish is made of duponi silk. The fins are hand embroidered. The belly is embellished with crocheted rings. It is about 12" long. With all the stitching and crocheting, it took me a long time to finish. But, such is the case with the first time I make most anything. I will make a crochet loop to attach to the back, as I think this will look best hanging.
Hope your weekend is a lovely as the one we are having here in the Berkshires. X Maribeth